ETFO

Latest update - as of March 20, 2020

 

ETFO reaches tentative agreement

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) and the Ontario government reached a tentative agreement at the Central Bargaining Table. For additional details please view the press release from OPSBA.

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, ETFO has agreed to suspend job action while awaiting ratification of the deal.

For ongoing updates, visit the 
labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB). 


Thank you for your understanding.

Feb. 21, 2020
All SCDSB schools and adult learning centres to be closed Friday, Feb. 21 

On Feb. 12, the provincial branches of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Feb. 21. In the SCDSB, ETFO represents permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs), while OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.

As a result, all SCDSB schools and adult learning centres will be closed to students on Friday, Feb. 21, as there will not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. Transportation for all SCDSB students will be cancelled on Feb. 21.

Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. All out-of-school activities will also be cancelled.

For ongoing updates, visit the 
labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB). 


Thank you for your understanding.

Feb. 19, 2020
All SCDSB schools and adult learning centres to be closed Friday, Feb. 21 

On Feb. 12, the provincial branches of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Feb. 21. In the SCDSB, ETFO represents permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs), while OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.

As a result, all SCDSB schools and adult learning centres will be closed to students on Friday, Feb. 21, as there will not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. Transportation for all SCDSB students will be cancelled on Feb. 21.

Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. All out-of-school activities will also be cancelled.

For ongoing updates, visit the 
labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB). 


Thank you for your understanding.

Feb. 13, 2020
All SCDSB schools and adult learning centres to be closed Friday, Feb. 21 

On Feb. 12, the provincial branches of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Feb. 21. In the SCDSB, ETFO represents permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs), while OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.

Should tentative agreements not be reached, all SCDSB schools and adult learning centres will be closed to students on Friday, Feb. 21, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for all SCDSB students will be cancelled on Feb. 21.

Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. All out-of-school activities will also be cancelled.


For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB). 

Thank you for your understanding.

Feb. 6, 2020
Elementary schools to reopen to students Feb. 7: work-to-rule continues

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) conducted a one-day walkout in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and other boards across Ontario. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the provincial branch of ETFO conducted a province-wide walkout. 

SCDSB elementary schools will reopen to students on Friday, Feb. 7.

The previously established ETFO work-to-rule is still in effect. 

In the SCDSB, ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs). 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates whenever possible. 

For ongoing updates, visit the 
labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

Feb. 5, 2020
SCDSB elementary schools to be closed to students on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 13

On Feb. 4, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with a province-wide walkout on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and a one-day walkout in a number of school boards across Ontario, including the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), on Thursday, Feb. 13. 

Should a tentative agreement not be reached, all SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 13, including classes for Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for all elementary school students will be cancelled on Feb. 11 and 13.

Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. 

For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

Feb. 3, 2020
SCDSB elementary schools closed to students on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 6

On Jan. 27, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with a one-day walkout in a number of school boards across Ontario, including the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), on Wednesday, Feb. 5, as well as a province-wide walkout on Thursday, Feb. 6. In the SCDSB, this branch of ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs).

As a result, all SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 6, including classes for Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute, as there will not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. Transportation for all elementary school students will be cancelled on Feb. 5 and 6.

Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. 

At this time, all SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres will remain open to students on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 6, and buses will run as per their regular schedule. All Grade 9-12 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will report for classes as usual.

 

For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

Jan. 28, 2020
SCDSB elementary schools to be closed to students on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 6

On Jan. 27, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with a one-day walkout in a number of school boards across Ontario, including the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), on Wednesday, Feb. 5, as well as a province-wide walkout on Thursday, Feb. 6. 

Should a tentative agreement not be reached, all SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 6, including classes for Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for all elementary school students will be cancelled on Feb. 5 and 6.

Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. 


For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.
Jan. 27, 2020
Elementary schools to reopen to students Jan. 28: work-to-rule continues

On Monday, Jan. 27, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) conducted a one-day walkout in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and other boards across Ontario.

SCDSB elementary schools will reopen to students on Tuesday, Jan. 28. 

The previously established ETFO work-to-rule is still in effect. 

In the SCDSB, ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs). 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates whenever possible. 

For more information and updates, visit the labour updates page on our website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Jan. 26, 2020
SCDSB elementary schools to be closed to students on Monday, Jan. 27

On Jan. 22, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with a rotating one-day walkout in a number of school boards across Ontario on Monday, Jan. 27. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been identified as one of the boards that will be affected. In the SCDSB, this branch of ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs). 

Members of the provincial branch of ETFO are moving forward with a rotating one-day walkout on Monday, Jan. 27 in a number of school boards across Ontario, including the SCDSB.

All SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Monday, Jan. 27, as there is not sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for elementary school students will be cancelled on Monday, Jan. 27.

Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly.

Please note that all SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres will remain open to students on Monday, Jan. 27 and buses will run as per their regular schedule. All Grade 9-12 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will report to school for classes as usual. 

 

For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

Jan. 22, 2020
SCDSB elementary schools to be closed to students on Monday, Jan. 27

On Jan. 22, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with a rotating one-day walkout in a number of school boards across Ontario on Monday, Jan. 27. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been identified as one of the boards that will be affected. In the SCDSB, this branch of ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs). 

Should a tentative agreement not be reached, all SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Monday, Jan. 27, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for elementary school students will be cancelled on Monday, Jan. 27. 

Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. 

Please note that all SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres will remain open to students on Monday, Jan. 27 and buses will run as per their regular schedule. All Grade 9-12 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.

For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding

Jan. 21, 2020
Kindergarten Communication of Learning document (K1 and K2 students) and Term One Report Cards (Grades 1-8)

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8,

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) provincial branch began job action in the form of work-to-rule across Ontario on Nov. 26. Work-to-rule means a partial withdrawal of services by the employee group. This job action has continued to escalate and ETFO members across the province are now participating in rotating walkouts. 

In the Simcoe County District School Board, the Simcoe County branch of ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs).

Kindergarten Communication of Learning documents (K1 and K2 students) and Term One Report Cards (Grades 1-8) were scheduled to be distributed to parents/guardians on Feb. 14, 2020. Due to the ongoing provincial job action, it is not possible to produce elementary report cards at this time. 

As always, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions regarding your child’s academic progress and/or well-being.

Thank you for your understanding.

Steve Blake
Director of Education 

Jan. 19, 2020
SCDSB not affected by ETFO walkouts on Jan. 20 to 24

The provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced their intent to proceed with rotating one-day walkouts in a number of school boards across Ontario from Monday, Jan. 20, through Friday, Jan. 24. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is NOT one of the boards that will be affected. 

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – All SCDSB schools will remain open to students 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21 – SCDSB elementary schools will remain open to students, and Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will report to school for classes as usual 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 22 – All SCDSB schools will remain open to students
  • Thursday, Jan. 23 – All SCDSB schools will remain open to students
  • Friday, Jan. 24 – PA Day for SCDSB elementary schools. Secondary schools and adult learning centres remain open

Note: Secondary schools and adult learning centres will be closed on Jan. 21, and transportation for these students will be cancelled due to OSSTF job action.

For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

Jan. 17, 2020
SCDSB not affected by ETFO walkouts on Jan. 20, Jan. 21 or Jan. 22

The provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced their intent to proceed with rotating one-day walkouts in a number of school boards across Ontario on Monday, Jan. 20, Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is NOT one of the boards that will be affected. 

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – All SCDSB schools will remain open to students 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21 – SCDSB elementary schools will remain open to students, and Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will report to school for classes as usual 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 22 - All SCDSB schools will remain open to students

Note: Secondary schools and adult learning centres will be closed on Jan. 21, and transportation for these students will be cancelled due to OSSTF job action.

For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.


Jan. 16, 2020
SCDSB not affected by ETFO walkouts on Monday, Jan. 20 or Tuesday, Jan. 21

The provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced their intent to proceed with rotating one-day walkouts in a number of school boards across Ontario on Monday, Jan. 20 and Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is NOT one of the boards that will be affected. 

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – All SCDSB schools will remain open to students 

  • Tuesday, Jan. 21 – SCDSB elementary schools will remain open to students (Secondary schools and adult learning centres will be closed and transportation will be cancelled due to OSSTF job action. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.)

For ongoing updates, visit this page, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

Jan. 15, 2020
SCDSB not affected by ETFO walkout on Monday, Jan. 20 

On Jan. 15, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with rotating one-day walkouts in a number of school boards across Ontario on Monday, Jan. 20. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is NOT one of the boards that will be affected. SCDSB schools will remain open to students on Monday, Jan. 20. 

For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.

Jan. 9, 2020
Information regarding ETFO job action 

On Jan. 9, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that its members will begin Phase 3 of their job action in the form of work-to-rule beginning on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

In the SCDSB, this branch of ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs). Details of ETFO’s Phase 3 work-to-rule can be found on their website at https://etfocb.ca/strike-protocol-work-to-rule-phases-34/. SCDSB schools will remain open to staff and students during this job action.

ETFO has also announced that, should an agreement not be reached by Jan. 17, 2020, they will commence a full withdrawal of service on a rotating basis. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates whenever possible. For more information and updates, visit the labour updates page on our website or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Dec. 9, 2019
Information regarding ETFO job action

On Dec. 6, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that its members will begin Phase 2 of their job action in the form of work-to-rule beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019.

In the SCDSB, this branch of ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs). 

Details of ETFO’s Phase 2 work-to-rule can be found on their website at: https://etfocb.ca/strike-protocol-work-to-rule-phase-2/. SCDSB schools will remain open to staff and students during this job action. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates whenever possible. For more information and updates, visit the labour updates page on our website or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Nov. 21, 2019
Information regarding ETFO job action

On Nov. 14, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) provincial branch confirmed that job action in the form of work-to-rule will begin across Ontario on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Work-to-rule means a partial withdrawal of service by the employee group.

In the SCDSB, this branch of ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs). SCDSB schools will remain open to staff and students during this job action. 

ETFO has advised that this job action will affect primarily administrative tasks related to Ministry of Education and school board initiatives. Extracurricular and other school events are expected to continue. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates whenever possible. For more information and updates, visit the labour updates page on our website or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).

Thank you for your understanding.